Hadn't considered a 260 rem really either, looks interesting. Would that have enough oomph to kill a fat groundhog about 250-300 yards away?
I'm leaning towards the 7-08 I guess, but looking at the 260 rem there seems to be a lot of bullet types and loads available for it, moreso than the 7-08. The bullets seem to have very similar BCs when looking at hornady's website.
I've never customized a rifle beyond tweaking the trigger some in the garage and swapping optics. Would a cheapo SPS and replacing the stock and maybe the barrel be a sensible alternative to buying a CDL SF for like 900 bucks? Remington has that $50 rebate and it's burning my wallet to spend